Borderfest starts Friday

Published 9:21 am Wednesday, August 13, 2008

This year’s Borderfest in Emmons is sure to be a time of fun for all, with only a few changes from last year’s schedule of events.

Events kick off Friday with softball tournaments and a parade.

Organizer Mark Heggestad said it is free to enter the parade, and it is organized on a first come, first serve basis. Lineup starts at Emmons Lutheran Church around 5:30 p.m., with the parade starting at 6:30 p.m.

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Parade marshals will be Steve and Kerjil Yocom, lifelong residents of Emmons, who are the first husband-wife grand marshal team the parade has ever had, Heggestad said.

The Yocoms are a couple “who are there for whatever you need them for,” he said. “You can always count on them.”

They have been involved with the 4-H and FFA programs, attend church in Emmons and are dedicated to the community, he said.

After the parade will be the first of two street dances, featuring The Johnny Holm Band, which drew large crowds last year.

Heggestad said he is hoping the weather will hold up well.

On Saturday will be the return of the Stateline OHV Mud Bog, with registration starting at 9 a.m. and the event beginning at noon. Cash prizes are included.


Evening: softball tournament at Gateway Park; contact Paul for information at 507-383-1477.

6:30 p.m.: Borderfest parade; parade lineup begins at 5:30 p.m. at Emmons Lutheran Church

8:30 p.m.: street dace featuring The Johnny Holm Band


Throughout the day: softball tournament continues at Gateway Park

9 a.m.: registration for the Stateline OHV Mud Bog

Noon: mud bog begins; contact Just Overland for info at 641-590-6837

4:30 to 7 p.m.: pork chop supper at the Emmons Legion; fundraiser for SAL and Emmons Commercial Club

6 p.m.: registration for the motorcycle and classic car cruise; all makes, years and models welcome

7 p.m.: motorcycle and classic car show leaves from the Gateway Center (the Old Emmons School) to be back by 8 p.m. Contact Mark Heggestad at 507-383-3361

8:30 p.m.: street dance featuring the Whiskey Rose Band

The bog is followed by a pork chop fundraiser dinner and a motorcycle and car cruise.

In years past, there had been a car show as well, but this year there will only be the cruise.

Lastly during the weekend will be the second street dance featuring the Whiskey Rose Band.

The backup facility for the street dances will be at the old Emmons School gym.

Two vendors and the Family Tree restaurant will be open throughout the weekend.